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Electronic Gremlins - Electrical Problems That Are Driving You Crazy



  • reg21reg21 Posts: 2
    my blazer will not start all elect is good fuel pump new what can i do
  • Hi there sir , l own a nissan quest and i have come across the same issue of the headlight crackling ....exactly the same as yours ,
    can you help me repair mine ,or direct me to the source so i can fix mine asap , now i sometimes smell a burninf electrical smell on and off so getting worried ,i dont want to loose my 1999 nissan quest

    thanks mike or reply to [email protected]
    :mad: :cry:
  • As the weather's getting warmer, I've been running into a strange issue with my car. The car will not start when it's been sitting out in the sun/noshade on 80 degree+ days.

    When I attempt to start, there is:
    - no "click"
    - no noise whatsoever from the starter
    - no changes in dials on the dashboard
    - dashboard check battery light turns on
    - A/C, stereo, headlights, etc. turn on

    This has happened several times - always on hot days when the car has been sitting out in the sun. It will consistently fail to start if I attempt to start repeatedly. I've had success getting the car to by opening the hood and letting the engine "air out", when it's not particularly hot out, or leaving it for a few hours and returning in the evening when it is cooler.

    Yesterday, it failed to start right after I pumped gas in the afternoon. I was able to get it started by waiting a few minutes with the hood open.

    I've had the car for five months and never had any issues starting in the winter.
    It's 13 years old and has about 110,000 miles on it. The battery is newish.
  • I could really use some help... I've been dealing with the dealership for about four months now.

    My problem is with my 2007 saturn hybrid vue, I've had the problem before and a previous dealership fixed it... The first time it happened around 60k started again at about's now at 99k, and the dealership put on a 1,000 miles and said the problem wouldnt reappear, three days later and only 50 miles on my part and the problem is back. The problem is as follows.

    While driving I have random lights on my dashboard flicker on and off. I get almost every light except the check engine light flickering on and off...The ABS the emergency brake the TCM...the security light flickers on and is the only one that then remains on for the rest of the drive.

    This stuff has happened but seems to come and go depending on when they return the car...I've also had all of my gauges zero out... I've had it go into a "power saving mode"...where I couldn't accelerate very fast. I also had one time where I stopped at a red light and the car turned itself off instead of doing the normal hybrid stop...and then restarted itself like nothing happened while me and my friend stared at it confused...

    The dealership seems to have no idea what is happening...they say they have replaced all the modules and checked all the wires...

    Please help if you can, thanks.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 61,440
    Would it be possible for you to gently rap on the starter motor with a broomstick or some such?

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